The Environmental Mediation Initiative is a European network of organizations specialized in environmental conflict mediation. Throughout the past year, the partners have been engaged in a process of exchanging tools, visions, reflections, and best practices on environmental conflicts. Under the umbrella of the Erasmus+ project “New European training curricula for facilitating environmental conflicts”.
As a result of the exchanges, two guidance documents have been co-produced, available to practitioners and local authorities for improving their capacities to address environmental conflicts.
Strengthening the capacities for dialogue among the population is essential to deal with environmental conflicts, participatory co-management approaches increase social learning (willingness to learn and dialogue across difference) and social justice benefits (respect for local knowledge and measures that redress the inequitable distribution of environmental impacts and policies)
LechtAlps (Austria), Altekio (Spain), Istituto di Ecologia Applicata (Italy), Dialogues (Sweden), Flow-Ing (France), Callisto (Greece)